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3 Aug 1944
  • USS Cod sank a Japanese merchant ship. ww2dbase [Cod | CPC]
  • Hitler ordered a counterattack east of Avranches, France to regain the coast. ww2dbase [Normandy Campaign, Phase 2 | TH]
  • US 83rd Infantry Division became part of the US VIII Corps. ww2dbase [CPC]
  • USS Bailey arrived at Eniwetok, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Bailey | DS]
  • After six weeks in and around the Treasury Islands in the Solomon Islands, USS Nicholas departed Blanche Harbor bound for Tulagi, Solomon Islands. ww2dbase [Nicholas | DS]
Burma China
  • Gao Youxin, flying a P-40 Warhawk fighter, destroyed a Japanese aircraft on the ground at Henyang Airfield, Hunan Province, China. ww2dbase [Gao Youxin | Henyang, Hunan | CPC]
France Japan Marshall Islands
  • Battleship USS New Mexico with cruisers USS San Francisco and USS St. Louis departed Eniwetok, Marshall Islands bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. ww2dbase [San Francisco | New Mexico | St. Louis | Eniwetok | DS]
  • Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Steamer Bay departed Majuro Atoll, Marshall Islands bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. ww2dbase [Steamer Bay | Majuro | DS]
Poland Singapore
  • Kamoi took on a cargo of canteen goods at Singapore. ww2dbase [Kamoi | Singapore | CPC]
United Kingdom
  • King George VI of the United Kingdom gave Royal approval to R. A. Butler's Education Act which introduced wide ranging changes to secondary school education in England and Wales. ww2dbase [AC]
  • RAF Hendon north of London, England, United Kingdom was hit by a V-1 flying bomb in the early hours; it demolished a barrack block and 5 accommodation huts where 5 airmen were killed and over 25 wounded. The area around Maidstone in Kent in southern England received V-1 flying bombs throughout the morning, one of them fell after snagging the wires of a barrage balloon; it killed 5 workmen on the railway and another 7 had to be hospitalized. First Lieutenant Jack Robinson USAAF of 416th Fighter-Bomber Group flying a P-47 aircraft shot down a V-1 flying bomb; this episode was watched by civilians on the ground near Ashford, Kent who cheered as the bomb veered away and exploded in woodland. ww2dbase [V-Weapons Campaign | Vergeltungswaffe 1 | London, England | HM]
United States
  • USS Spot was commissioned into service with Commander William S. Post, Jr. in command. ww2dbase [Spot | CPC]
  • Submarine Springer was launched at Mare Island Naval Shipyard, Vallejo, California, United States, sponsored by the wife of M. S. Tisdale. ww2dbase [Mare Island Navy Yard | Springer | Vallejo, California | CPC]
Photo(s) dated 3 Aug 1944
Sergeant Carrol Williford of US 3rd Marine Division in a ruined chapel with his M1 Garand rifle near the Asan beachhead, Guam, Mariana Islands, 3 Aug 1944Polish barricade at Napoleon Square, Warsaw, Poland, 3 Aug 1944, photo 1 of 4; note captured Jagdpanzer 38(t) tank destroyer as part of barricadePolish barricade at Napoleon Square, Warsaw, Poland, 3 Aug 1944, photo 2 of 4; note captured Jagdpanzer 38(t) tank destroyer as part of barricadePolish barricade at Napoleon Square, Warsaw, Poland, 3 Aug 1944, photo 3 of 4; note captured Jagdpanzer 38(t) tank destroyer as part of barricade
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Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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